Best RAID 1 Data Recovery Software for Beginners and Experts


Jan 22, 2019 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

RAID 1 (Redundant Array of Independent Disks Mode 1) serves as auto backup service. All your changes will be mirrored to two disks by default. Thus, if there is something wrong with one disk, you can replace and rebuild it with the mirrored disk.

Consequently, you can recover portable drive data from mirrored drive directly. But what if RAID 1 is inaccessible or corrupted? Is it possible to perform RAID data recovery?

Just read and follow.

RAID 1 Data Recovery

1. Common Causes of RAID 1 Data Loss

Both hardware and software errors can lead to the RAID 1 data loss problem. Rebuild failure is largely responsible for data loss on RAID 1. The early warning signs are loud clicking sounds, mount issues and more.

Well, there are other data loss scenarios you may encounter.

  1. Accidental deletion or format.
  2. File corruptions.
  3. Hard drive head crashes.
  4. Water/fire damage.
  5. Electronic faults.
  6. Brownouts, blackouts and power surges.
raid 1 overview

To improve the probability of RAID data recovery, you should keep the RAID powered off. Do not save new files or make changes to the RAID 1 drive before the recovery. Otherwise, the previous files may be erased and replaced.

In a word, you had better stop using the RAID 1 drive in case of data overwritten.

2. Proven Way to Recover RAID 1 Data Flexibly

Fortunately, you can recover RAID 1 data from all non-physical damages with FoneLab Data Retriever. The RAID 1 recovery software can help you get back permanently deleted files selectively and safely. Different from common data recovery methods, you can extract what you want to recover selectively.

There is no need to restore from a backup file. The RAID data recovery software has simplified the entire file recovery process already.

To be more specific, you can get back RAID 1 data from partition errors, software crashes, virus infections, unexpected shutdown and other system issues. If you want to recover few files from RAID 1 drive, Data Recovery is exactly the RAID 1 data recovery freeware you are looking for.

Well, you can also upgrade and get the full version to recover unlimited RAID data here.

1. Main Features of the RAID Data Recovery Software

  1. Recover deleted or lost photos, videos, audios, documents, emails and other files from RAID 1 drive.
  2. Find your RAID 1 data with Quick Scan or Deep Scan mode.
  3. Set filter info to find your deleted or existing file quickly.  
  4. Wide support of recoverable devices and brands, such as the computer, laptop, memory card, flash drive, hard drive, digital camera camcorder and more.
  5. Work on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac 10.7 and above.

2. Detailed Tutorial for RAID Data Recovery

Free download, install and run the hard drive data recovery software.

Choose data type and RAID 1 drive

Firstly, you need to select which type of files you want to recover. If you want to get files off a RAID hard drive, you can mark before all recoverable data types. Later, you can choose your RAID 1 drive under Hard Disk Drives.

choose data

Scan your RAID 1 drive

Click Scan on the lower right corner of the interface. You can see files and folders in categories after the quick scanning process.

Well, if you want to get more possible results, you can choose Deep Scan instead. Consequently, it takes a longer time to perform a deep scan.

scan files

Recover files from a RAID 1 drive

You can open one folder under Type List or Path List in the left panel based on your need.

set filter info

Well, you can preview each file with the detailed information. At last, you can click Recover to complete the RAID data recovery process.

choose folder

Make sure you do not save the recovered RAID files to the drive where you lost your data. Be aware that performing RAID data recovery at random may result in worse results.

Thus, you had better free download Data Retriever to solve the problem safely and easily. And then you can use it to recover Windows document, photos, videos and more. That’s all for RAID 1 data recovery.

If you have any question, just feel free to contact us.

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